First ‘Gapless’ Human Genome Map Is Unveiled, Years After Earlier Effort

April 1, 2022

(Wall Street Journal) – Scientists have unveiled what they call the first truly complete map of a human genome, filling in significant gaps that persisted for almost 20 years and setting the stage for new discoveries about human evolution and fresh insights into cancer, birth defects and aging. The newly mapped regions, described in six papers published this week in the journal Science, include parts of the genome that had long been uncharacterized because of the limits of DNA-sequencing technology. (Read More)